Hong Ngoc Tonkin Hotel
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... lush and verdant parks as well as a well-appointed zoo, Hanoi will quite simply keep you busy for days on end.
One of the loveliest features to this French-colonial city is its many lakes and these provide many beautiful locations to rest in between venturing out in the capital's streets.
Ba Vi National Park
Hanoi's Maison Centrale
Hanoi Opera House
Hang Da Market
Hanoi Old Quarter
... lake was rather pretty, although very misty, so we attempted lots of photos (with mixed results). This turned out to be a calm and relaxed walk, very needed in the aftermath of jet lag, and we found a few unexpected sights along the way. The lake has a lovely story about a golden tortoise God and a sword given to a hero. Very Arthurian.
Unfortunately today, while exploring the old quarter, a rather opportunistic pineapple saleswoman accosted us with promises of photos ...
... thoughts were wow Hanoi isn't pretty bad, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam btw. People in Ho Chi (Saigon) all said Hanoi wasn't as good so at first I was expecting a really grim city. So yeh at first we got dropped off and walked by the side of the lake and it seemed really civilised and nice until we got into the old town and it was just a free for all, the place was grim, absolutely stunk, car / moped fumes everywhere. We were ...